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My HP Pavilion ZD8000 does not recognize the digital media slots memory cards. Is there anything I can do to update it or turn it on? It flashes green when something gets plugged in but doesn't read the card at all.

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  1. go to Run> type regedit, then enter
  2. In the registry, go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SDRSVC
  3. Check the valeof the Key "Start"
  4. If the value is "3" then OK. if the value is "4" then change it to "3"
  5. for changing the value, double click at the key "Start", window will pop up, change the vale and press enter.
  6. close the registry.
Note: Be careful while working with the registry.

Posted on Aug 20, 2010

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  • matthew_umle Aug 20, 2010

    The value is 3. Is there anything else I can do?

  • Nilutpal Sonowal
    Nilutpal Sonowal Aug 21, 2010

    check the value of HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\USBTOR

    follow the step from 3.

    if still not working then need to chek the hardware.

    before checking the hardware check with another SD or Memory card which works in other computer. there may be problem with the card.

    My advice is to buy a external card reader, it will be cheap.

  • matthew_umle Aug 21, 2010

    I followed your steps and there is no USBTOR, only USBSTOR and the value is 3. Could this be a problem?

    I have an external already that I've been using. Just always wondered why it didn't work.

  • Nilutpal Sonowal
    Nilutpal Sonowal Aug 21, 2010

    No, its OK. I think your hardware having problem. need to check.

    for this better to contact service centre.

  • Nilutpal Sonowal
    Nilutpal Sonowal Aug 21, 2010

    No, its OK. I think your hardware having problem. need to check.

    for this better to contact service centre.

  • matthew_umle Aug 21, 2010

    Alright. Thank you for all of your help. It's an older computer going on 7 years now. I'll talk to the service center when I get a chance if they even support this computer anymore. Take care of yourself!

  • Nilutpal Sonowal
    Nilutpal Sonowal Aug 21, 2010

    Thanks. Nice to talk to u. take care.



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